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|Dec-10-13|| ||TheFocus: I am talking about official games, not exhibitions or consultations.|
|Dec-10-13|| ||Petrosianic: Depends what you mean by exhibition games. Simultaneous exhibitions, sure. But there were a lot of one or two-shot games in those days, played independently of a tournament or match, and regarded as absolutely "official" (whatever that meant in those days). One of Capablanca's most famous games was one such exhibition:|
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914
|Dec-10-13|| ||TheFocus: I am wrong. I thought they split their games in London 1899. Instead Blackburne won them both.|
Thanks <Nosnibor>. I will change my database.
|Dec-10-13|| ||TheFocus: I consider those 2 game shots to be matches.
I do draw the line at a one game shot. To me that is an exhibition game.
But, I don't get to make those decisions. That's above my pay grade.
|Dec-10-13|| ||Petrosianic: If it's played under classicial time controls, with no funny rules (like theme openings or the like), I have no problem counting it as an official game. But I agree, a 1-shot is pretty odd.|
|Feb-02-14|| ||Karpova: The British Chess Federation started a collection for Blackburne. A fund was to be created to allow for the Blackburnes to have a carefree evening of life. At around mid-January 1911 they had already collected almost 7200 Kronen.|
Source: Page 71 of the February 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Feb-02-14|| ||RedShield: < 7200 Kronen>
|Feb-02-14|| ||Karpova: As it was an Austrian newspaper, the Austro-Hungarian krone is probably meant.|
|Feb-02-14|| ||RedShield: Blackburne was a beneficiary of krone capitalism.|
|Feb-11-14|| ||Poulsen: In an old chessmagazine (~ 1910) I saw a reference to an interview with Blackburne at his 50 years anniversary as chess player.|
He is supposed to have said, that Zukertort (not Steinitz) was the strongest player, that he had known. And that Morphy was his 'idol' as chessplayer - he thought, that Morphy was stronger than Lasker - however Lasker was by far the strongest player alive at this point in time.
Has anyone seen a record of the interview?
|Apr-02-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Man At Work:
|Apr-02-14|| ||zanzibar: When a blindfold game is adjourned, is the blindfolded player allowed to see the board at any time before resumption of play?|
|May-03-14|| ||Gottschalk: [Event "Great Britain"]
[White "J H Blackburne"]
[Black "William Norwood Potter"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 d5 7. Qe2 Be7 8.
O-O O-O 9. Bf4 Rb8 10. Nd2 Re8 11. e5 Bf8 12. Nb3 Nd7 13. Bg3 c5 14. c4 d4 15.
f4 Rb6 16. Rae1 Nb8 17. Qc2 g6 18. Nd2 f5 19. exf6 Rxe1 20. Bxe1 Qxf6 21. Ne4
Qe7 22. Ng3 Nc6 23. a3 Bg7 24. Bd2 Bd7 25. Re1 Qf8 26. b4 cxb4 27. c5 Rb8 28.
axb4 Re8 29. Rxe8 Bxe8 30. b5 Nd8 31. Qa2+ Kh8 32. Qxa7 Ne6 33. b6 Qxc5 34. Qa8
Qxb6 35. Qxe8+ Nf8 36. f5 gxf5 37. Nxf5 1-0
|May-04-14|| ||RedShield: Quit posting game scores to players' pages: PGN Upload Utility|
|May-26-14|| ||Nosnibor: In 1919 at the age of nearly 78 Blackburne gave two simultaneous exhibitions at the Victory Tournament in Hastings,losing only one game(Oskam) out of forty three.What a battling player he was!|
|Sep-17-14|| ||Stonehenge: Blackburne (without Ng1) - NN:
1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. Nxc3 Nc6 7. Kh1 Be6 8. Bb5 Qd7 9. f4 f6 10. b4 Bb6 11. f5 Bf7 12. e5 fxe5 13. Qg4 g6 14. fxg6 Qxg4 15. gxf7+ Kf8 16. fxg8=Q+ Kxg8 17. Bh6 Qh4 18. Rf6 Qxf6 19. Bc4+ Qf7 20. Nd5 Qe6 21. Rf1 Qxh6 22. Ne7+ Kg7 23. Rf7# 1-0
|Dec-10-14|| ||Nosnibor: There will be a new book to be published in connection with Blackburne.This is due out shortly and I have placed my order with Tim Harding who is without question one of our leading chess historians. R.I.P.Master Blackburne.|
|Dec-28-14|| ||poorthylacine: TO NOSNIBOR: thank you a lot for this information!!
I will order this book as soon it will be available, because this kind of books may be soon exhausted, like the one of Jimmy Adams about Zukertort which was a long time not available before reprinting!!
I hope many of the games will be annotated: Blackburne is one of my favorite players of the nineteenth century, together with Zukertort and Mackenzie, even I have of course much respect and admiration for Steinitz...
|Dec-28-14|| ||poorthylacine: I like too the book about the games of Anderssen by Gottschall, the only problem I need an electronic microscope to read it, lol!|
|Jan-16-15|| ||perfidious: <Whiskey stimulates the imagination--but eating a big meal before the game is equivalent to giving knight odds.>|
The great man was, of course, known to stimulate his imagination thus.
This recalls a Walter Browne interview in CL&R long ago, in which he stated that he was more than willing to buy that evening's opponent a steak dinner. 'Let him try to play after that'.
|Apr-03-15|| ||WannaBe: My opponent left a glass of whisky 'en prise' and I took it 'en passant'. - Henry Blackburne|
|Apr-24-15|| ||Chessical: "The Grand Old Man" of British chess, Mr. Joseph H. Blackburne, received a cheque for £250 from British and foreign chess players, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, Saturday last. Mr. Blackburne is a Manchester man, and has played in all parts the world and against all the famous chess players. He already has annuity of £100, provided by chess enthusiasts." |
Source: <"Grantham Journal", Saturday 17th December 1921, p.3.>
£100 in 1921 = approx £4,000 in 2015
|May-13-15|| ||Xeroxx: 21015 value?! wow.|
|May-21-15|| ||Tullius: If you want to see a few pictures of Mr Blackburne's grave in Ladywell Cemetery you can find them here:
I hope it works.
I think his grave is in a terrible state and something should be done about it.
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess is a kind of mental alcohol… unless a man has supreme self-control. It is better that he should not learn to play chess. I have never allowed my children to learn it, for I have seen too much of its evil results> - Joseph Blackburne.|
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